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Thursday News Roundup

RIP Gerard Smith. The TV On The Radio bassist died Wednesday morning after a long struggle with lung cancer. TV On The Radio are currently in the middle of a tour to support their new album Nine Types of Light, and have canceled a few upcoming dates; the tour will resume April 29 in SanRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

Veteran Seattle rockers Pearl Jam are showing their greener side: to mitigate the carbon footprint for their 2011 tour, the band bought $8,000 worth of native trees to plant on 4.6 acres of land along the Stillaguamish River. This isn’t the first time, either; In 2010, the band, celebrating its 20th year, donated $210,000 toRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Death Cab For Cutie made news when they announced that their music video for “You Are A Tourist” from their upcoming release Codes and Keys would be recorded and broadcast live. Well, that already happened, but you can watch the end product below. The video is so spectacular that it’s hard to believe it wasRead more...

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Monday Morning News Fix

Adam Yauch says reports that he is cancer free are “exaggerated”: Contrary to widely distributed reports from early Friday, Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch has not fully recovered from cancer. Yauch said in a statement. “I’m continuing treatment, staying optimistic and hoping to be cancer free in the near future.” (via Rolling Stone)

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Monday News Mash-Up

Whenever the melodies of Brian Wilson drift in our direction, the same question always comes to mind: I wonder what would happen if Wilson played George Gershwin? An answer to that question, as odd as it might be, is on the horizon as the endless one has been granted permission by the Gershwin Estate toRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

LA outfit No Age have an upcoming EP out on October 6 on Sub Pop, but you can stream all of it now on Sub Pop’s website now. You’ll need an email address to stream, but you most likely have one if you’re reading this. The recent passing of British World War I veteran HarryRead more...

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Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch diagnosed with cancer

Beastie Boys announced by video on the band’s website that they would have to cancel some of their upcoming shows and delay their record release due to the “heavy news” that Adam Yauch, aka MCA, has a form of cancer in his parotid gland and will face surgery and radiation very soon. Joined by AdamRead more...

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Thursday News Threads 6/25

Carson Daly was doing his new show from Seattle last week, and while he was visiting Sub Pop, our own DJ Sharlese tweeted that he should come here... so he did! Check out the video of Carson at KEXP meeting Sharlese, Kevin Cole, Rachel Ratner and others. “It’s kinda cool” he was here! (The KEXPRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

In business news, online music streaming service Pandora once appeared to be in dire straits; however, mobile applications for the immensely popular iPhone and Blackberry have given the company a fresh outlook. In addition, the UKs royalty collection agency has decided to cut the rate it asks of online music services, a decision that isRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

In very sad news, Jay Bennet has passed away. The former member of Wilco reportedly died in his sleep yesterday of unknown causes. Bennet, 45, was a founding member of Wilco, whose not-so-amicable split from the band was documented in Sam Jones’ I Am Trying to Break Your Heart. (He later sued Wilco for failureRead more...

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